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Winkleman Gallery Inc

637 West 27Th Street (Ground Floor)

New York, New York 10001

United States

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Since 1990, Winkleman Company has been helping not-for-profit agencies and private companies alike with public relations and marketing. With Winkleman Company, you obtain a partner in your mission, one that will see each endeavor through start to finish, ... more

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Background Information

Education

BA

Grays School of Art

MA

University of Ulster

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Winkleman Gallery - Rory Donaldson

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Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present "Shared Roadway Ahead," our second solo exhibition by Scottish-born New York artist Rory Donaldson. Pushing his ongoing exploration of the space where photography and painting can overlap, Donaldson presents for the first time a body of gorgeous new work he calls the "RDX series".
Each piece in the RDX series begins as a digital photograph of a landscape, cityscape, or other urban motif. Through an emotive selection of process, Donaldson then erases, moves, expands or reduces elements of the photograph. In his earliest works of this series, Donaldson began by technically removing graffiti off a surface, updating the erased graffiti works made in the 1990's. He later expanded this "cleansing process" to take on board the entire image.
Altering the position, dimension and scale of elements of his photograph has been part of Donaldson's process for many years; however, the process for the RDX series is a reversal of where he had ventured before. What remains takes on a look of paint, both oil and acrylic painted on board and canvas (which is not surprising, given Donaldson formally trained as a painter in these mediums). A work may begin as a photograph of parking lot, for example, yet end up looking like a painting of an iceberg at sea by stripping out the dark and the dull and re-organizing what remains. Other works end with less literal outcomes and their final form is more abstract, holding a different narrative, based not on re-representation but on reconstruction and the structures held within.
As Donaldson builds each work, the original representational photographic elements gradually recede leaving in their wake distorted renderings that evoke different types of paint that looks as if it has been dragged and dripped, poured on and wiped off. While the illusion of paint is present, there are always digital reminders left in the process to confirm that these began from a photographic base and have grown into their new forms from this point of construction. The outcome of Donaldson's current investigation has resulted in a marriage that has long been in the courting stage. The works in the RDX series lie in a new realm between painting and photography, created by blending processes traditionally used in both, that he has been considering and mastering for years, and it is this path that he views as the shared roadway ahead.
Rory Donaldson is a Scottish-born artist living and working in New York; he was educated at the Grays school of art in Aberdeen Scotland from 1982-86 where he received a BA with honors. From 1986-87 he studied at the University of Ulster in Belfast where he received his MA, and from 1997-1998 at the Whitney Museum of Independent Study Program in New York.
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view). Photography by Etienne Frossard.
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view).
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view). Photography by Etienne Frossard.
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view).
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view). Photography by Etienne Frossard.
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view).
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view). Photography by Etienne Frossard.
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view).
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view). Photography by Etienne Frossard.
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Rory Donaldson, "Shared Roadway Ahead," (installation view).
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Rory Donaldson, Adoration : (Great Hoy) Tank of Gold, 2012
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Rory Donaldson, From the Flagstones : Tiger's Mask, 2012
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Rory Donaldson, Infiltrator : Drowning in the Floodlight of your Smile, 2011
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Rory Donaldson, Atomic : Son and Heir (Just Fascination), 2011
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Rory Donaldson, Old Town : Thin Air Gulf, 2011
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Rory Donaldson, Keep Forgetting : Redux Stain, 2011
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Rory Donaldson, Lost Gods : Humble Incarnate, 2011
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Rory Donaldson, Construct : Red Round Here, 2011
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Rory Donaldson, Shine Against : Willingly Mine, 2011
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Rory Donaldson, Vertical Balcony : Moving Up Slowly, 2011
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Rory Donaldson, Shared Roadway Ahead : ACME, 2011


Winkleman Gallery - Rory Donaldson

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Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present PLOT, our first solo exhibition by Scottish-born New York artist Rory Donaldson. Stemming from Donaldson's body of installation and project-based work, much of it dealing with cultural identity and assimilation (and the complex processes of mutation associated with where they intersect), the new works in his ongoing series, titled "SQCITY," take as their subjects symbols of movement, transition, and passage. Through a digital process that stretches out the original photograph's four corners, Donaldson finds unexpected beauty in the graffiti-tagged metal doors and traffic-clogged streets of New York City and other major cities. The central image of each piece (doors, subway platforms, intersections, etc.) is identifiable only upon close inspection. What greets the viewer from a distance looks to be large blocks of solid color, referencing perhaps color field painting. Stripes of pure color (the ubiquitous blues, yellow, grays and reds of city lights and architecture) streak out to the edges of the works. Moreover, the center images often offer complex studies of depth, perspective, and light, highlighting the extraordinary dialog between photography and painting that these works reveal. In the main installation of the exhibition, Donaldson presents a major new work featuring 35 photographs in a grid that suggest the regular block pattern of New York City Streets. In this case, that's appropriate because each of the images is actually taken from the intersection of where a street crosses an avenue in Manhattan between 18th and 22nd Streets and 3rd to 8th Avenues. The resulting network serves to highlight another element of Donaldson's project in that the way the streaking colors of each piece communicate with those in their adjacent pieces begins to form a complex Tartan pattern, a motif Donaldson has used to great effect in his cultural identity projects for many years. Rory Donaldson received his BA from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1986; his MA from the University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland, in 1987, and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, in New York, 1997-98. His work has been exhibited widely throughout United States, the UK and Europe. In 2007, Donaldson was short listed for the prestigious Morton Award, and as a result will be included in their group exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in 2009.
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Winkleman Gallery - "Rory Donaldson", 2008

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NYAB Venues - in Area: Chelsea 27th

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Artist(s): Ivin Ballen, Cathy Begien, Jennifer Dalton, Rory Donaldson, Yevgeniy Fiks, Joy Garnett, Christopher K. Ho, Christopher Lowry Johnson, David Kinast, Alois Kronschläger, Thomas Lendvai, Carlos Motta, Gulnara Kasmalieva, Muratbek Djumaliev, Sarah Peters, Kim Rugg, Andy Yoder


Winkleman Gallery - Exhibition - Rory Donaldson

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Rory Donaldson | BILD MÜLL (poster) | Rory Donaldson | Rory Donaldson (2008)

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Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present PLOT, our first solo exhibition by Scottish-born New York artist Rory Donaldson. Stemming from Donaldson's body of installation and project-based work, much of it dealing with cultural identity and assimilation (and the complex processes of mutation associated with where they intersect), the new works in his ongoing series, titled "SQCITY," take as their subjects symbols of movement, transition, and passage.
Through a digital process that stretches out the original photograph's four corners, Donaldson finds unexpected beauty in the graffiti-tagged metal doors and traffic-clogged streets of New York City and other major cities. The central image of each piece (doors, subway platforms, intersections, etc.) is identifiable only upon close inspection. What greets the viewer from a distance looks to be large blocks of solid color, referencing perhaps color field painting. Stripes of pure color (the ubiquitous blues, yellow, grays and reds of city lights and architecture) streak out to the edges of the works. Moreover, the center images often offer complex studies of depth, perspective, and light, highlighting the extraordinary dialog between photography and painting that these works reveal.
In the main installation of the exhibition, Donaldson presents a major new work featuring 35 photographs in a grid that suggest the regular block pattern of New York City Streets. In this case, that's appropriate because each of the images is actually taken from the intersection of where a street crosses an avenue in Manhattan between 18th and 22nd Streets and 3rd to 8th Avenues. The resulting network serves to highlight another element of Donaldson's project in that the way the streaking colors of each piece communicate with those in their adjacent pieces begins to form a complex Tartan pattern, a motif Donaldson has used to great effect in his cultural identity projects for many years.
Rory Donaldson received his BA from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1986; his MA from the University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland, in 1987, and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, in New York, 1997-98. His work has been exhibited widely throughout United States, the UK and Europe. In 2007, Donaldson was short listed for the prestigious Morton Award, and as a result will be included in their group exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in 2009.
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